Industrial Cleaning Services
For a manufacturing plant, a warehouse or any other kind of
industrial facility, finding a good industrial cleaning service is
important to keep the facility in tip-top shape so that production
continues in an organized manner. The same applies to a construction
company, hiring post construction cleaning services that keeps a
construction site clean for the next phase of construction. Industrial
building cleaning isn’t the same as residential or office cleaning
because a manufacturing plant contains mechanical equipment that can
include holding tanks, blenders, bins, hoppers, vacuum systems and tanks
with agitators and much more. This kind of equipment and facility
requires a commercial industrial cleaning service that knows exactly how
to clean this kind of manufacturing facility. Special processes,
equipment and chemicals, such as dry ice, are often used in industrial
cleaning. This requires qualified, trained and knowledgeable people to
perform these services.
Because a manufacturing facility must meet its production goals, an
industrial cleaning service cleans the facility when the production line
is down for scheduled maintenance or offline. This may require the
industrial building cleaning to clean the facility at odd hours. A
professional industrial cleaning service needs to have employees that
are bondable and well trained for working in these kinds of facilities,
where hazardous materials and chemicals are often housed. Industrial
building cleaning is a specialized service that can work in a facility
that manufactures such items as pharmaceuticals, building supplies,
household items, chemicals, general manufacturing or more.
The same holds true for post construction cleaning services. Office
building construction sites typically have scrap steel and can be
hazardous for those who don’t know how to navigate the site. A
commercial cleaning service must be able to not only clean up the
construction site, but dispose of the scrap construction material
appropriately. For residential building sites, scrap materials typically
include various types and sizes of wood, sheetrock, piping leftovers,
scrap pieces of rebar and more. All of these materials may have specific
disposal requirements according to the laws of New York City.
For a construction site to continue to the next phase of
construction, the scrap material left from the previous phase of
construction must be removed efficiently and timely to not hold up
construction. This could mean that the post construction cleaning
service needs to work on weekends or during the night. Another aspect of
post construction cleaning service happens after all phases of
construction are complete. The crew readies the construction site for
whatever process needs to happen next, whether landscaping or the
interior installation of carpet or window treatments. In office
buildings, this often includes building out individual office spaces
rented to clients. This type of internal construction also requires a
post production cleaning service to clean up the leftover materials.
Industrial building cleaning is a specialized service that can work in a facility that manufactures such items as pharmaceuticals, building supplies, household items, chemicals, general manufacturing or more.
When you are looking for the services of a construction or industrial
clean-up company, ask for an estimate of the work to be performed.
Depending upon the type of work, it may involve a pricing structure that
reflects type of equipment cleaned, the square footage or the amount of
work that needs to be done. Most commercial cleaning services that
handle this type of work will provide free estimates and may also offer a
contract for services. As a client of such services, verify the company
has the necessary insurance documents to cover its employees and the
work being performed.
This means that the company must carry workers’ compensation
insurance in New York for its employees and also have a general
liability insurance policy to cover the work it does for the client. Ask
to see a certificate of insurance along with requesting a list of at
minimum three valid references. If the construction job is being
completed for a government agency, the industrial cleaning service must
pay “prevailing wages” to its employees, or there could be problems with
the construction contract.
In New York City, Article 9 covers the responsibilities of companies
that provide janitorial, industrial building cleaning, office cleaning
or post construction cleaning services. The New York State Bureau of
Public Works can answer any questions as to whether a specific public
building contract is subject to the requirements of prevailing wages.
Prevailing wages are set to make bidding on government contracts by
opposing companies fair. Each company must pay its employees a standard
wage – this keeps the bidding process equal as no one can come in with a
lower bid because it pays its employees less than the prevailing wages.
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